Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Best Websites for Parents

Parenting can be a tough job, and most of us parents are grateful for all the help and advice we can get. How lucky are we to have the internet as a parenting resource in addition to our friends, family, books, and other helps! But the internet can be a little overwhelming too. Google “parenting” and you get 76,600,000 hits. Which websites have the information you need? Below are links to some of the best parenting websites out there. Here are our top picks. As we find or hear about more great ones we will add it to the list, so stop back. Now here is the list:
This website is chock-full of articles on any aspect of parenting you can think of and for any age. Whether you’re nursing an infant, potty-training a toddler, helping a third-grader with homework, or buying a cell phone for a teenager, this website has advice and ideas to help you out.
Need to buy a gift for a child? This website provides information and reviews on the best toys and educational products. It also offers tips on selecting and links to online toy stores.
These websites have a little bit of everything – printables for the kids, recipes, parenting articles for all ages, a message board, and more.
This website focuses on babies and toddlers up to age three. Its parenting section includes articles on nutrition, brain development, child care, sleep, and more.
These are the websites to go to if you have a questions about your child’s health. They have articles about nutrition, fitness, general health, growth and development, and more.
Your favorite parenting magazines also have websites with articles, recipes, craft ideas, and more.
We all need help navigating the media choices available to our children today. These websites review movies, television shows, video games, and music to help us determine what is appropriate for our children.
This website includes information about 529 savings plans.
This website focuses on families that have more than two children.
This website has articles and resources for single parents.
Parenting teenagers brings a whole new set of issues and questions. These websites have articles and advice on everything from communication and curfews to drug use and internet safety.
These websites focus on education and child care issues for your children.
These websites focus on specific discipline techniques. You can also find discipline articles on general parenting websites.
These websites provide advice and information for stepparents.
What are YOUR favorite parenting sites or resources? Click Here or scroll to the bottom of this page to add yours.

 Stacey Schifferdecker is the happy but harried mother of three school-aged children—two boys and a girl. She is also a freelance writer, a Children’s Minister, a PTA volunteer, and a Scout leader. Stacey has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and French and a Master’s degree in English. She has written extensively about parenting and education as well as business, technology, travel, and hobbies.

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